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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 15, 2014 10:21 AM
From: Senator Kim L. Ward
To: All Senate members
Subject: Megan’s Law notification for nursing home residents
I plan to re-introduce legislation that would amend “Megan’s Law” notification requirements (42 Pa.C.S. §9798) to require law enforcement to provide written notification to nursing homes, assisted living centers and personal care homes when a sexual offender, subject to lifetime registration, is residing in their facility. Within five days of notification from law enforcement, the nursing home, assisted living center or personal care home shall provide written notice to all residents and their families that the sexual offender is residing in their facility.

The legislation is based on a 2010 incident where a convicted sex offender residing in an assisted living center sexually assaulted an elderly woman also living in the same facility.

This legislation was Senate Bill 62 of last session. Co-sponsors included Senators Fontana, Mensch, Scarnati, Rafferty, Tartaglione, Teplitz, Vulakovich and Williams.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please do not hesitate to contact my office..

Introduced as SB332